How to pick the best flooring for your business

From concrete and terrazzo to epoxy and urethane systems, it’s hard to know the floor types to meet the diverse needs of corporate and industrial businesses. At Blackrock Industrial, our experienced epoxy contractor can help you choose the best flooring for your needs. We can help you explore your options, learn about the differences in flooring types, and help you understand the pros and cons of the various materials. Our team can help you find and install the right floors for your facility and transform your space.

Discovering Your Options

Today’s flooring options might seem virtually endless, but most commercial facilities use one of a few specific materials for their flooring. These materials are chosen for their durability, strength, and ease of maintenance and include:

Concrete Flooring

Concrete is an incredibly strong, long-lasting, affordable flooring material. Here at Blackrock Industrial, we offer comprehensive concrete services to restore, finish, and protect polished concrete floors for commercial, industrial, and other applications.

Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy systems can be used with virtually any flooring, including tile, terrazzo, and concrete. Our epoxy installations are 100% solids, VOC-compliant, and seamless. They are designed to resist moisture, microbes, chemicals, and stains, and they can last for years when properly maintained.

Urethane Flooring

Urethane coatings are heavy-duty flooring systems that can stand up to just about anything. They are especially popular in kitchens, bakeries, food processing plants, cold storage facilities, and pharmaceutical facilities because of their ability to withstand regular and intense exposure to thermal shock, chemicals, and similarly intense environments.

Choosing Flooring for Your Space

When it comes to finding the right floor for your business, the options and choices can feel almost overwhelming. Our industrial flooring contractor can help decide not just what will look best in your space but also what will give you the best return on your investment. From heavy-use industrial spaces to high-traffic commercial kitchens, the right flooring can transform and enhance any environment.

Some considerations we will help you explore include:

Facility and Environmental Concerns

Garages and hangars have far different use and functional requirements than healthcare and educational facilities. At Blackrock Industrial, we can quickly pinpoint primary concerns and address them, providing you with a range of options that will work for you. We have diverse flooring systems that can incorporate antimicrobial and moisture-resistant features, strong durable flooring that is easy to maintain with minimal upkeep necessary, and attractive designs with optional reflective features, customized colors, and markings to distinguish traffic flow or spaces.

Industry requirements

Certain industries have specific requirements for the health and safety of staff, equipment, or other people or features. Some facilities might have heavy vehicle or machinery traffic while others might deal with regular or potential chemical exposure or dramatic temperature changes. The wrong floor can put people at risk and leave equipment vulnerable to damage. We can help you find a floor that meets all applicable safety standards and industry requirements while still meeting your facility’s design preferences.

Health and Safety

One of the top priorities in any industry is safety. At Blackrock Industrial, we design floors that are comfortable for those who use them daily with a variety of safety features to ensure maximum visibility while minimizing the risk of slips and falls. Our floors are easy to clean and maintain and can incorporate special antimicrobial features, which make them even safer. They are strong enough to withstand heavy equipment and resistant to damage from impacts, chemicals, and thermal shock, making them an excellent choice in most environments.

Durability

When you invest in a new flooring system, you want it to last. Durability is not just a concern, it is a necessity especially in areas that see high traffic or major environmental stressors. Seamless epoxy and urethane flooring systems and polished concrete can all be great choices that offer years of worry-free service, withstanding high traffic and improving the aesthetics of an area.

Cost and Maintenance

The upfront costs associated with your new flooring are only part of your investment. Maintenance costs can continue to accrue over the life of the flooring, and premature failure can lead to early replacement, increasing the overall costs. At Blackrock Industrial flooring companies, our goal is to provide our clients with cost-effective flooring solutions. In other words, our floors are worry-free, hassle-free, and budget-friendly.

The right floor can make a big difference in how well your facility functions and improve your employee and customer safety and comfort. When exploring your flooring options, we will help you consider all applicable factors, including ADA compliance, building codes, load-bearing requirements, potential traffic issues, material recycling, manufacturing methods, installation and downtime, and more. Visit our industrial flooring company’s website today to find out more or to schedule a site visit with a member of our team.

Juan Vasquez